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A = B = AB (Posted on 2004-02-10) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Oleomargarine is what margarine was originally called, sometimes shortened to 'oleo'. This makes it one of a select few: words which can be broken into two words, so that each of the two and the original word are synonymous. That is: oleomargarine = oleo = margarine. Can you find another two English words that share this property?

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Huh?? (re: Two more) | Comment 9 of 28 |
(In reply to Two more by Penny)

Um, am I confused as to what is supposed to be done? Aren't the two parts supposed to be synonymous?

As far as I understand,

over != done
pot != belly
up != standing
down != fallen
over != much
man != servent

and so on...

Quagmire, however, seems perfect.
(Quag = mire = quagmire = a low lying bog)
Edited on February 11, 2004, 12:08 pm
  Posted by Sam on 2004-02-11 12:08:10

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